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Today's Opinions

  • Too many scandals

    The White House, the scandals affecting the news media, Libya and IRS all add to a government that appears weak, indecisive and slow to react to events, foreign or domestic.
    Here comes this man from the National Security Agency that fled the country and leaked classified information to the world.
    To the average person in this country, one asks what kind of situation and problem we really have?
    From that tragic day on 9-11 to the present Uncle Sam, there has been watching, listening, and tapping of phone calls, emails and the Internet.

  • Rosenbaum thanks supporters

    I would like to thank all of the good people in the Wilson District that came out to the Republican primary to vote me in on the Republican ticket for the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    I need everyone in November to vote me in for change.
    Thank You.
    Glen E. Rosenbaum
    Candidate for Wilson District Board of Supervisors seat
    Flat Ridge

  • With winds calmed, a bright future for solar?

    It’s a breath of fresh air knowing that the future does not hold nine more months of discussion on a proposed tall structures ordinance by the Carroll County supervisors.
    That proposal filled the atmosphere with hot air for a long while after it became public knowledge that a wind energy farm was being considered for Stoots Mountain, near the Wythe-Carroll line.
    County officials developed the tall structures ordinance in answer to that alternative energy study.

  • Support for Kim Hill

    I often hear people say that it’s a shame there aren’t more bright, capable people willing to serve and run for public office. Kim Hill is this and more. Here is your chance to support someone who is intelligent, capable and truly cares about Grayson County and its people. Her only agenda is making Grayson County a better place to live and work in.

  • A monument for the people, by the people

    This year’s Memorial Day marked the dedication of the POW/MIA section of the Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial, and veterans — along with families, friends and other members of a caring community — gathered around the site that morning to see the birth of the area’s newest tribute to sacrifice in the line of service.

  • Help in a time of need

    I would like to take this opportunity to say a very deep and heartfelt “thank you” to some very special people.
    First, the volunteer fire department of Galax.
    When our house caught fire on May 10, these guys fought valiantly to save our home and possessions. Though everything was lost, it was certainly not from a lack of trying.

  • Business practice questioned

    I think dentists nowadays are greedy.
    I have had an appointment with a dentist to get a tooth pulled. I didn’t expect my car to mess up, so when I called the morning of the appointment and explained the situation, I offered to pay half.
    They refused.
    My tooth abscessed and needs to be pulled. I live on a fixed income and have kids of my own, but no insurance.
    I have been going there and always paid up front. But this time, I couldn’t pay upfront, and was refused. I think that’s a little bit dirty.

  • Squad puts patient's needs first when arranging transport

    Jason Felts of Galax is 1st Lieutenant with Pipers Gap Rescue Squad Inc.